About Yong Joo Park

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The Prophecy and Plot: Jesus’ Sacrifice Foretold

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 22 July 2024 in John |

John 11:49–57 (NKJV)

49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.

53 Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death. 54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples.

55 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, “What do you think—that He will not come to the feast?” 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.

Message

We’re about to step into a powerful story from the Bible. It’s about a prophecy made by Caiaphas, the high priest, and a plot against Jesus. The scripture, taken straight from John 11:49-57, helps us understand why Jesus’ sacrifice was so important, not just for one nation, but for all of God’s children everywhere.

I. Caiaphas’ prophecy: Jesus’ Sacrifice for the nation and God’s children

See v49-52.

49 And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, 50 nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad.

The Jews have been seeking Jesus to seize or kill for breaking the Sabbath (John 7:1, 11, 25, 30, 32, 10:39). Also, they tried to stone Him for blasphemy (John 8:59, 10:31). However, they found an additional reason to justify Jesus' death. God revealed through the high priest that Jesus would die not only for the nation but also for God’s children worldwide (51, 52). His sacrifice was perceived as a necessary measure to save the entire nation from perishing (50). These verses reveal Jesus’ mission for the nation and the extensive implications of His sacrifice for the Gentiles.

II. The Plot Against Jesus: His Withdrawal and the Approaching Passover

See v53-54.

53 Then, from that day on, they plotted to put Him to death. 54 Therefore Jesus no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim, and there remained with His disciples.

Now ‘His hour’ of sacrifice has come closer.

See v55-57.

55 And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then they sought Jesus, and spoke among themselves as they stood in the temple, “What do you think—that He will not come to the feast?” 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.

That’s the end of the message for this part of the Bible. We’ve seen a prophecy, a plot, and the lead-up to Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. The scripture from John 11:49-57 gives us a deeper understanding of why Jesus had to die and what his death meant for the world. It’s a reminder of the great love and sacrifice that Jesus showed us, a love that continues to touch lives today.

The Divinity of Jesus: Affirmation, Denial, and Belief

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 15 July 2024 in John, Luke, Psalms |

John 10:31–42 (NKJV) 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, […]

The sheep of the Good Shepherd Jesus hear His Voice, follow Him and shall never perish

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 8 July 2024 in John, The Book of Romans, The Good Shepherd |

John 10:22–30 (NKJV) The Opposition at the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem 22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the […]

The Good Shepherd Jesus – the Father knows Him, He knows the Father, His will and His love for the sheep

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 1 July 2024 in John, Philippians, The Good Shepherd |

John 10:14–21 (NKJV) 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, […]

Jesus, the Door of the Sheep and the Good Shepherd

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 24 June 2024 in John, The Good Shepherd |

John 10:1–13 (NKJV) “I Am the Good Shepherd” 10 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the […]

Jesus visits one who is persecuted and disadvantaged for one’s faith in Him

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 17 June 2024 in 1 John, 2 Timothy, John, Matthew |

John 9:26–41 (NKJV) 26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?” 27 He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?” 28 Then they reviled him and said, […]

Holding onto One Thing I Know after Transformation

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 10 June 2024 in John, Psalms, The Book of Romans |

John 9:8–25 (NKJV) 8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” 9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he.” 10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered and said, […]

Transformation from Misery to Glory in the Light of the World, Jesus

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 3 June 2024 in John |

John 9:1–7 (NKJV) Christ Heals the Blind Man 1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works […]

Know Jesus, keep His word, and live

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 27 May 2024 in 1 John, John, Proverbs, Revelation |

John 8:51–59 (NKJV) 51 Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.” 52 Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’ 53 Are You greater […]

The Children of God versus the children of the devil

Posted by Yong Joo Park on 20 May 2024 in 1 John, John |

John 8:42–50 (NKJV) 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. 43 Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your […]

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